It's July. This month is dominated by 3 main hatches:
- Olives - The most common up-winged fly on the river in July.
- Aphids/Midges - Often seen in clouds over a sunny part of the river, 'midge' is a generic name for a multitude of small insects. Aphids are in abundance during July, often falling from trees into the water.
Caddis/Sedge - These flies are nocturnal and their imitations are best fished in the evening or early mornings. Some of the best sport can be had when fishing these as the sun starts to rise!
You will find out much more about both the Olives and the various Caddis species (and all the other flies which hatch in July) in our 'Hatch Chat' series of emails, which will be with you throughout this month.
Our July Selection contains 30 flies (22 dries & 8 small nymphs):
- Griffith's Sparkle Gnat - 2 each of sizes 14, 16 & 18
- IOBO Humpy - 2 each of sizes 14 & 18
- John Storey - 2 each of sizes 14 & 18
- Split-Wing Olive - 2 each of sizes 14 & 18
- Jingler - 2 each of sizes 14 & 18
- Copper-Head Mary Nymph - 2 x size 18
- Hare's Ear Nymph - 2 x size 18
- Olive Quill Nymph - 2 x size 18
- Orange-Head Mary Nymph - 2 x size 18
As you may be aware we used to provide a subscription service, called The River Box, which has now been discontinued due to the costs of the software to run it! We have decided to make a selection of flies from the book available each month - no need to signup for a subscription, just buy them as and when you want them.
These flies are only available as a selection, just click on "add to cart", you can then adjust the quantities in your cart.